Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead
Release Date: 12 January
2014 | 18 | Blu- ray/ DVD
Wirkola’s sequel to his 2009 Nazi zombie horror begins by pulling a Halloween II: picking up exactly where we left off, then putting the hero into hospital. Thereafter the MO is to ramp up the scale, as the undead stormtroopers attack a small town. This time they have a tank…
Pitting this rotten Reich against resurrected Red Army soldiers feels old hat given that Outpost III played the same card, and the addition of a trio of Star Warsquoting American geeks feels like pandering to the US market. Fortunately, the physical humour hits the bullseye, with plenty of gory deaths that simultaneously make you wince and guffaw.
Director/ co- writer commentary; an amusing short; an effects breakdown. Ian Berriman